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Every iPhone user should know these basic tricks


So you just bought your first iPhone? Or maybe it's your second, or third, but you've never gone beyond WhatsApp, calls and surfing the internet, you're in luck, because this article is for you. iOS is a system Once his users know how to control, few really complain about him. It is stable, fluid and intuitive, and that makes its use much easier even for those unaware of Apple's mobile environment. Today we bring you a set of tricks and ?little things? that all users of an iPhone (and therefore iOS) should know to have the most complete experience possible. Are you an iPhone veteran? Keep reading, you may also find some other trick you don't know.

1- How to turn the iPhone on and off

We start with the most basic, but surely a user at some point supposed a headache, especially with the iPhone without a start button.

There are two ways, differentiated by what iPhone are intended. The first is for all iPhone up to iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and earlier, and could not be easier:

1 Hold the lock button either side or top of your iPhone until a red sliding button appears on your device that says ?Swipe to turn off?

2 Slide it. That's it, your iPhone has turned off.

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<p>On the other hand, there is the form for the iPhone from X onwards, for which we proceed as follows:</p>
<h4>1 Press and hold the lock and volume up or down button at the same time until a sliding button that says ?Slide to turn off? appears.</h4>
<h4>2 Swipe to turn off your iPhone.</h4>
<p>As you can see, the method is very similar in both cases but given that in the iPhone of the X onwards, if we keep the lock button, Siri is invoked, they had to include a second key to be able to leave a button for the assistant of the Cupertino.</p>
<h2>2- How to make a screenshot</h2>
<p>In the same way as before, there are two methods according to the iPhone we have. For iPhone up to 8 and 8 Plus, once we have the screen we want to capture ready, <strong>we must press the start button and the lock button at the same time</strong>. A flash will be produced and our capture will appear in the lower left corner of our screen, in case it is the case that we would like to edit the image taken, make any point on it or indicate some information.</p>
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4- How to open contextual mens with 3D Touch or Haptic Touch

The iPhone allows us to perform different operations if we perform longer presses in the case of devices with Haptic Touch (iPhone XR, 11 and 11 Pro) or pulsations with more force on devices with 3D Touch (iPhone 6S, 7, 8, X and XS, and all their respective versions Plus or Max). For this, simply hold a stronger or longer press on the iOS elements to see how they react. With this function we can move the cursor to an exact position when we want to move it over a text that we are writing, we can open quick access through the icons of many apps, see previews of a website or image and so on. Ahead, try to test it on the different elements of your device.

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5- How to activate the iOS Dark Mode in the Control Center

From Settings we can change the viewing mode of our system, from the white classic to the recently included in iOS 13 Dark Mode. More quickly than this is to change it thanks to 3D Touch or Haptic Touch from the same iPhone Control Center. To do this you just have to follow these steps:

1 Open the Control Center of your iPhone.

For this, swipe from the bottom up if you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus or lower or from top to bottom in the upper right corner if you have an iPhone X or higher.

2 Make a pressure with a little more force or a little longer (depending on which device you have) on the screen brightness level

3 In the menu that opens press the button on the left that says "Dark mode" and below it says "Yes" (if we already have it activated or "No" if it is not.

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6- How to add widgets and order them in the ?Today? visualization

If we slide on our iPhone, being on the first screen of apps, to the right we will access the display of "Today". This is what Apple calls this widget directory that we can configure with those that are most practical to us. Adding, removing or ordering them is very simple and is done as follows:

Add a widget:

1 We move to the ?Today? display screen by swiping right on our main apps page.

2 We go down at all and click on ?Edit?

In the new screen that will open the available widgets are arranged in 2 zones. Those grouped at the top are the ones that are currently active and the ones below are the ones that are available.

3 To add a widget we will scroll to the groups below and look for the one that interests us to add.

4 Click on the ?+? button in green that appears in front of the new widget to add it.

As we click on the green ?+? the widget will move to the grouped ones in the first block, and it will have been added to today's visualization.